Sunday, April 16, 2017

Casita Improvements 2017

Casita Improvements at Tsegyalgar West

We have been working to improve casitas this year. ..
Still much to do, however eight casitas are repainted, six have 
new flush toilets and 'sunny side' windows now have shades! 
We are planning to add two small kitchenettes for 
long term retreat guests.

Still needed are: more hot showers, patio floor tiles and furniture,
low voltage fans, lamps and outside down light fixtures.
In addition the solar system is not adequate for all needed,
additional batteries, inverter and panels in the Gonpa/Kitchen
area would be a welcome improvement.
Please donate to these projects and help the TW grow!

Specify : SOLAR or Casita Showers

Gompa Painting and Improvements!

Gompa Painting Project
Tsegyalgar West, Baja Ca Sur, Mexico

Update on Painting and Decoration of the Gar’s Gompa
March 21 - April 28, 2017

The painting project for the Gompa at Tsegyalgar West, is moving forward and our Gakyil wants to thank all that are participating in this wonderful project.

The first week of work was dedicated to the hard job of smoothing and cleaning the wooden structure of the Gompa, and providing the scaffolding and working materials needed to prepare the Gompa for the painting. Finally, in the second week, Migmar Tsering, Yushan Zhong and the first group of seven volunteers arrived to start painting.

Migmar designed the the 
Gompa ceiling, deciding on a combination of Tibetan decorations integrating with colors and motifs from the Mexican culture. The dense blue sky of the roof combined with the colors of Mexico seem a perfect combination for the place and the time.

The group of volunteers are working hard, and astonished to find themselves in an incredible place and with such an interesting project.  And what an incredible opportunity to work with Migmar and Yushang, always kind, and open to share their knowledge and experience in this extraordinary,  unique project.

Daily activities include a class of yoga and in the evening Vajra dance, followed by Khaitas at 8:30 pm. People listen to recordings of the Teachings, in the morning while painting.  During the day,  volunteers share their preferred music, both Western and Tibetan, while working.

People who like are also dedicating some time in the vegetable garden of the Gar and helping in the kitchen. We had a class from Yushan on cooking from Sichuan Province, we learned to prepare different Mexican chili sauce and Migmar will teach how to prepare Tibetan Momos.

More volunteers are expected and some are changing during the next weeks. There is still the possibility to participate for anyone interested to come by contacting Tsegyalgar West Gakyil at

 Other good news is that we have already received donations to cover about 50% of the project costs and we want to thank very much all the Donors that made this possible in so short a time.

Make a connection with Tsegyalgar West, the Gar of Baja California, by applying generosity with a donation to this project at the page:

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